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Warners Bay High School: Technological and Applied Studies Faculty (TAS)


TAS Staff:

Ms Jodene Whitton: Head Teacher TAS                 

Mr Kai Bruce                                

Mrs Kim Bath (Assistant)

Mr Leigh Ford                                           

Mr Craig Butler                           

Ms Tracey Allen                                         

Mr Brendan Mackay                   

Mr Jason Moore

Mrs Nina Parker-Kennedy                         

Ms Melissa Kennedy     

The Technological and Applied Studies (TAS) Faculty at Warners Bay High School are a team of multi skilled teachers offering a diverse range of technology subjects. The TAS Faculty are qualified in a range of areas offering students lifelong learning and career skills.

Technology and the understanding of the design process, enable students to learn how to manage, interpret, shape and alter their environment to improve their quality of life at home, school, in workplaces and in their community.

TAS subjects enable students to become 21st Century Learners through Critical Thinking, Communication, Collaboration and Creativity. The TAS subject's WBHS offers allow students to use technology tools and to collaborate to design innovative projects


WBHS TAS Facebook link:

Search = Warners Bay High TAS or https://www.facebook.com/Warners-Bay-High-TAS-138760500284058/

For student updates with compilation of photos and video’s of the week’s practical lessons in our subjects such as Material Technology – Textiles and Food & Agriculture, student success, excursions and TAS Community Initiatives such as donating left over food to OZ Harvest.

Room Upgrades

D18 & Food Technology Kitchens

During the past few months there has been major upgrades to the two Food Technology Kitchens with new kitchen preparation workstations, sinks, data projectors, air conditioning, paints, blinds and new stools, and a seperate preparation room


Separate Kitchen Preparation Room


D18 has been improved with new blinds, bag racks, painting, student seating and vertical flip student desks to create a future focused learning environment.

A big thanks to Dr Parkes, Michael Turton (Site Manager) and his General Assitants and TAS Staff with successful upgrade for improving student facilities and future learning.



Please note the following requirements of students participating in all TAS food practical lessons in Year 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12.

Mandatory Requirements:

  • Solid enclosed leather shoes (no joggers with non-leather uppers)

  • Apron (clean and covering most of the body)

  • Hair net or chef hat

  • Two clean dry tea towels

  • Container

  • Zip lock bag for jewellery and watch storage

WH&S Act requires that WBHS provide safe systems for staff, students and visitors.

This means all staff and students are required to tear full enclosed lathers shoes as part of their PPE: Personal Protective Equipment whilst participation in practical lessons.


It is an expectation that each student will supply their own equipment for each practical lessons. Students cannot share equipment or rely on another student to supply their equipment.


Any concerns please see your teacher before 9am on the day of your practical lesson.


Mandatory Requirements:

  • Solid enclosed leather shoes (no joggers with non-leather uppers) – see Food Technology correct shoes

  • Optional: apron, safety glasses and dust mask.

Ms Jodene Whitton

Head Teacher TAS                


Program of Study

Stage 4

All Year 7 and 8 students study the Mandatory Technology course. Students learn about technologies and use a range of materials, tools and techniques to solve real problems and to create ideas and solutions through practical experiences.

Year 7 students will complete the following new Stage 4: Technology Mandatory Syllabus areas of study:

  • Agriculture and Food Technologies

  • Digital Technologies

  • Engineered Systems

  • Materials Technologies

    Year 7 Digital Technology

    See the link below to view dynamic Digital Technology coding projects students have completed this year using a programming language called – Pencil Code.

    Thankyou to all Year 7 for demonstrating exceptional coding skills.

Year 8 will uses skills and materials in:

  • Food Product and Design

  • Industrial Design Timber and Metal

  • Textiles (Fashion and Accessories) Technology

  • Digital Media Design.


Stage 4: Technology Semester Electives:

Students at WBHS are given the opportunity to choose a mini elective for a semester from Technology, allowing them to experience the Technology subjects for Stage 5. We offer:

  • Food Technology

  • Textiles Technology

  • Industrial Technology Timber

  • Industrial Technology Metals

  • Design & Technology Mixed Materials

  • Future Gaming

  • Multimedia

Stage 4 Subjects – TAS (pdf)

Stage 4 Information - Future Gaming, DAT, Multimedia (pdf)

Stage 4 Student Examples - Future Gaming & Multimedia (pdf)




Stage 5:

Year 9 and 10 students are able to choose an elective in Stage 5, the TAS Faculty offers:

  • Food Technology

  • Textiles and Design

  • Industrial Technology Metal

  • Industrial Technology Timber

  • Industrial Technology Engineering

  • Integrated Computing

  • Design and Technology – Mixed Materials

  • STEM

Stage 5 Subjects – TAS (pdf)

Stage 5 Information - IC & DAT Mixed Materials (pdf)

Stage 5 Student Examples - IC & DAT Mixed Materials (pdf)


Link to all 7-10 Technology Syllabus for the above subjects. http://educationstandards.nsw.edu.au/wps/portal/nesa/k-10/learning-areas/technologies


Stage 6:

Warners Bay High School offers a range of senior subjects to our students

  • Industrial Technology Metal and Engineering Technologies

  • Industrial Technology Timber Products and Furniture Technologies

  • Design and Technology

  • Textiles and Design

  • Food Technology

  • Software Design and Development

  • Engineering Studies

  • Information Processes and Technology

  • VET: Hospitality

 Link to Stage 6 Syllabus for the above subjects.


Design & Technology - Stage 6 (pdf) 

Engineering Studies - Stage 6 (pdf)

Food Technology - Stage 6 (pdf)

Hospitality - Stage 6 (pdf)

Indust Tech Metal - Stage 6 (pdf)

Indust Tech Timber - Stage 6 (pdf)

IPT & SDD - Stage 6 (pdf)

Textiles & Design - Stage 6 (pdf)




HSC Major Design Projects

Design and Technology Major Design Projects

Aria W 2017 – 3D Prosthetic Hand

Thomas K 2017 – Titans of the Underworld – Web Comic



Textiles and Design Projects

Industrial Metals Major Works

Year 12 Design & Technology students completed a Major Design Project for their HSC.

There are a variety of computer based projects produced, including: 3D Printing, graphic novels, web comics, art tutorial books, choose your own adventure book, animation, special effects magazine & video, house model and a children's finger puppet book.

Outstanding work submitted by all students, well done Year 12!

See the link below to view the HSC projects.

Design Tech HSC Works 2016 (pdf)

Design Tech HSC Works 2017 (pdf)

Design Tech HSC Works 2018 (pdf)



Year 11 & 12 – Stage 6 - TAS Subject Opportunities

Creativity starts here...

Year 10 students are currently in the process of investigating subjects to study in Years 11 & 12 for the HSC

Why not try Design & Technology Multimedia?

Design Tech Information Part1 (pdf)

Design Tech Information Part2 (pdf)

Design Tech Information Part3 (pdf)


This subject incorporates a multiplicity of visual elements such as sound, movies, still images, animations and text based information using a variety of computer hardware and software – practical based.

This course focuses on developing a series of computer design projects centred on a multimedia based theme. Students study the design process, theory and factors that influence designers.

Students who would benefit from doing this course?

Students who have an interest in computer based practical work, folio composition and design.  lt relates to vocations in design, manufacturing, production and innovation at TAFE or University. Possible university courses include - industrial design, interior design or architecture, construction management, information technology, computer science and engineering, visual communication, Design & Technology teaching and various other courses at Graphic Design colleges and Art Schools.


Students require good written communication, creative thinking and computing skills to compile portfolio work as well as the ability to work independently to complete practical work.



Students produce a series of hands-on computer multimedia design projects to gain experience using a variety of hardware (digital and video cameras, scanners, microphones, graphics tablet, etc.) and software such as Adobe Creative Suite - Animate (animation), Premiere Elements (video editing), Illustrator, Photoshop, ln Design (graphic design), Web design (HTML, Dream Weaver) and Sony Acid Pro and Vegas (video and audio editing}.

Students will learn about the design process to develop a folio for each of their projects.


Within Year 12, students produce a HSC Major Design Project (MDP) that comprises 60% of their HSC mark and this is marked by the Board of Studies HSC examiners at the high school.

Students in conjunction with the project, develop a portfolio that comprises a project – proposal, management strategies, development and realisation research, and project evaluation.